Councillor’s Comments For August

Cr Jeff McConnell – Division 2

Cr Jeff McConnell Division 2
Councillor Jeff McConnell – Division 2 – Scenic Rim

These are my own personal views. I do not purport to speak on behalf of Council.

TAMBORINE PLAYGROUND
The new upgraded playground at the Tamborine Memorial Hall is finally opened and is already a huge success with the local children. The new equipment included more climbing and coordination structures as well as a birds nest swing for the younger kids. We have also placed some sandstone blocks closer to the playground for the parents to sit on.

RIEMORE PLAYGROUNDS and FOOTPATH
I am currently working on the promised Riemore Playgrounds and walking tracks and have had talks with the developer and I am meeting with Council Officers on 21 July to expedite the process. This important community infrastructure has been promised for some time and is one of my number one priorities for Riemore residents.
Unfortunately, the footpath from Riemore to the village along the Beaudesert Beenleigh Rd was not successful in our application for a Community Stimulus Program grant, but I will keep trying to find the funding.

COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS
Council’s grants are now open with Minor (up to $5,000) and Major (up to $20,000) Community grants open until 30 July for Community Groups. Contact the Council Grants officer Lacey on 5540 5111 for more information.

BUDGET
Council has adopted its 2021-2022 Budget and again it was a difficult task of managing the needs of the Community for more services and better roads and the need to improve the working of Council. This year we published the new initiatives as a separate attachment to the Budget so that the additional spending was more open. I am happy to discuss the Budget at any time and will be scheduling a community meeting in the coming months.

Thought Of The Day

“Challenge yourself: its the only path that leads to growth.” Morgan Freemnan

Contact Me
I will always be available to talk with Division 2 residents on mobile 0436 327 434 or email jeff.m@scenicrim.qld.gov.au.

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Jeff McConnell Councillor for Division 2 Scenic Rim Regional Council where I will post a weekly update. I am happy to meet with residents should they need a face to face meeting.

You can contact Council on 5540 5111 (save it to your phone) or email mail@scenicrim.qld.gov.au